Hi! I’m Lauren. I like bicycles, twirly dresses, baking and animals. My favorite animals are elephants, but my landlord won’t let me have one in my apartment. I make do with my Himalayan cat, Drogo. I also like my boyfriend, fashion, healthy eating, Po Boys, working out, being lazy, superheroes, my friends, magic, nature and life in general.

It took me too long to figure out that I could have a variety of interests; that I didn’t have to fit into a mold. I was always afraid of being made fun of. In fact, I made fun of video games and Pokemon and other “nerdy” interests. Then, I realized that I really like them. And that’s OK. I have subscriptions to Vogue and InStyle, as well as Hellcat and The A-Force comic books. And that’s OK.

When I was younger, I wanted desperately to fit into a mold. To be skinny, popular, trendy. But, when you try to be like everyone else, you just drive yourself crazy because it’s an unattainable goal. I have to remind myself of this every day.

I’m a writer by trade, and a storyteller by passion. So, this is me, telling my story. The highs and the lows, the beautiful and the oh-so-ugly. My mother tells me I’m honest to a fault, and that comes through in my did she really just tell me that writing style.

If you have questions or comments about the blog, please let me know in the comments section, or shoot me an email.

If you have questions about me, same thing. But, I’ll see how many I can answer with a MySpace list:

I love cookies, soft grass, heavy lifting, friendships, laughing, flower crowns, shoes and sunglasses.
I hate double negatives and the oxford comma.
I’ve written articles and stories since elementary, but started getting paid for it in 2011.
I resent people who dress inappropriately.
Sometimes, that person is me.
I think fashion is the most beautiful way to express yourself.
And food is the most fun way to enjoy yourself.
I could never get sick of Never Been Kissed, pizza, Audrey Hepburn or high heels.
The most memorable line I’ve ever heard was from a Kashi commercial, and only because it rings so true:
“Sunlight kicks fluorescent light’s butt.”